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Sick and tired – not just a figure of speech

Sick and tired – not just a figure of speech

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 16:22 GMT

​Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.

EXPERT COMMENT: Always forget to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Smoking and drinking could be why

EXPERT COMMENT: Always forget to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Smoking and drinking could be why

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2017 10:48 GMT

Anna-Marie Marshall, Colin Hamilton and Tom Heffernan from Department of Psychology at Northumbria University, write about the damage of excessive alcohol use and smoking on prospective memory.

EXPERT COMMENT: Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too

EXPERT COMMENT: Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2016 15:33 GMT

Tom Heffernan, Programme Leader in Psychology with Criminology, and Anna-Marie Marshall, PhD researcher and demonstrator at Northumbria University, write about smoking for The Conversation.

Participants needed for University research projects

Participants needed for University research projects

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2016 14:01 BST

Researchers from Northumbria University are looking for volunteers to take part in studies looking at the effects of a compound found in grapes and red wine which may boost mental functions.

All in the mind – new exhibition to uncover secrets of the brain

All in the mind – new exhibition to uncover secrets of the brain

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2016 12:02 BST

A new exhibition at the Life Science Centre will help us understand what’s going on inside our heads.

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory

Press Releases   •   Apr 29, 2016 15:36 BST

​The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new research from Northumbria University.

COMMENT: Hirsutes you sir: but that beard might mean more to men than women

COMMENT: Hirsutes you sir: but that beard might mean more to men than women

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 14:33 BST

​Tamsin Saxton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria, writes about beards for The Conversation.

COMMENT: Why we are secretly attracted to people who look like our parents

COMMENT: Why we are secretly attracted to people who look like our parents

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2016 15:20 GMT

​Tamsin Saxton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria, writes about attraction for The Conversation.

COMMENT: If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different

COMMENT: If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2015 00:00 GMT

Dr Larry Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, explains how new research which suggests that some languages like Mandarin require the brain to work in an entirely different way to languages such as English

Will your partner stay or stray?

Will your partner stay or stray?

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 00:00 GMT

Both men and women may be genetically inclined to be either promiscuous or faithful according to new research from Northumbria and Oxford Universities.

Northumbria academic to take part in BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival

Northumbria academic to take part in BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2014 00:00 GMT

A Northumbria University academic is taking part in a BBC Radio 3 debate as part of the station’s Free Thinking festival.

Psychologist launches guide book for humans

Psychologist launches guide book for humans

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2014 00:00 BST

A senior lecturer and health psychologist at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has published a new book that explores what makes us who we are and why we are so resistant to change.

Seeing the benefit of art

Seeing the benefit of art

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2013 00:00 BST

The effect of viewing art on people’s cognitive processes and emotions is being analysed as part of a research project by Northumbria University.